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As a result of billions of pounds of investment in the rail network, and in new trains and services, Network Rail are temporarily changing how far in advance train timetables can be confirmed. The May 2018 timetable change is the largest in living memory, needing the rescheduling of almost four million services – 600% more than normal.

Train times and tickets are usually available for customers to plan and book their journeys up to 12 weeks before departure. However, possibly for the duration of the next timetable beginning on 20th May, some may not be available until closer to the date of departure.

The majority of weekday services will be unaffected, although journeys at weekends are likely to see changes to the expected timetable.

What this means for buying tickets

With only a small number of trains affected by engineering works, we want customers to continue planning their journeys with confidence and CrossCountry have put in place a series of measures to reassure them.

Purchasing tickets between 12 and 6 weeks prior to departure

Customers will still be able to purchase Anytime and Off-Peak train tickets 12 weeks before departure, however CrossCountry Advance tickets may not be available until six weeks before departure due to timetables not being finalised.

Purchasing tickets on other operators

If a customer purchases a ticket more than six weeks before their journey, they should check back with the train operator they will be travelling with at the six weeks mark to see if their train time has been altered. If so, and they then do not wish to travel, they can request a refund from their original retailer.

Purchasing tickets for CrossCountry services

If you booked between 12 and 6 weeks before your travel date and your journey has been affected, you can travel on an alternative CrossCountry train two hours either side of your original service, although any seat reservation on the original train cannot be honoured on the other service.

How can I find out if my journey will be affected?

To see when engineering work is happening, you can select your travel date in to the “by date” tab below to search for the work being carried out on the network. If engineering work is happening on your travel date you will see a list of results, which you can select to view more information.

You can also use our route map to see which of these works could affect your journey.

Does this affect my date of travel?

Use the table below to see if your date of travel has any planned changes to train times affecting CrossCountry services or services run by other operators.

Sat 19 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 20 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Mon 21 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Tues 22 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Wed 23 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Thurs 24 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Fri 25 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 26 May CrossCountry services  All operator services
Sun 27 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Mon 28 May CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 2 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 3 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 9 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 10 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Tues 12 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Wed 13 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Thurs 14 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 16 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 17 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 23 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 24 June CrossCountry services All operator services

The travel updates information on this page are updated continually, so as soon as a problem is solved we'll let you know. You can choose to view updates for today, tomorrow, or a specific date. You can also see updates for CrossCountry journeys or all train companies.

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